Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626.
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2014 Events and Special Open Days

Bank Holiday Monday 21st April - Easter Egg Hunt (standard museum admission today)

It's Bank Holiday Monday, so why not come and see what we've been up to over the winter. a new exhibit, new restorations and with Easter Eggs for the youngsters to find - also free bus rides from the museum. 11am-4pm.

Sunday 4th May - 44th Ipswich - Felixstowe Vehicle Road Run

                  Felixstowe Run 4th May 2014
Entries are now closed; all entrants will receive their joining details and Entry number after Easter.
Once again we are holding the Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Road Run to raise funds for the Ipswich Transport Museum, so we are inviting entries for the 44th event on Sunday 4th May 2014. For the past few years this event has cost in excess of £4000 to put on but despite rising costs we have decided that we should keep the entry fee at £14 per vehicle.

As this event is very popular and we are restricted by the capacity of Felixstowe Promenade (which may be further limited as a result of the recent storm damage) we may need to apply some restrictions. We will keep all entrants advised should any changes to the arrangements be necessary. In any event the following conditions apply:

* Only vehicles built on or before 30th April 1984 are eligible. (30 years old)

* All customised and tracked vehicles are excluded.

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May - Made and Used in Suffolk

Special joint event to be held at the East Anglia Transport Museum's, Carlton Colville site (near Lowestoft), to mark the return of our 1948 Ipswich trolleybus to operational condition. See web for more info. Note - our museum in Ipswich will be closed on Saturday and open on Sunday as normal.

Bank Holiday Monday 26th May . Fares please . Bygone Buses & Coaches

Come and see a selection of classic buses and coaches, with an emphasis on vehicles made by Bristol Commercial Vehicles. Includes free bus rides to and from the museum. 11am.4pm

Saturday 28th June - Ipswich Transport & Model Festival

(all attraction entry ticket £9.50 adults and concessions, £1 for accompanied children) Visit three great attractions on one inclusive ticket - the Transport Museum, The Ipswich Railway Modellers Association HQ and the Ipswich Model Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites and Scograil Model Railways using historic vehicles. Special attractions at each site - see website for details. Buses start at 9.45am, Museum open 10am - 4pm

Sunday 13th July - Whatís in Store? (standard museum admission charges today)

Come and see behind the scenes. Guided tours of the museum showing some of the bits our visitors donít usually see - including our offsite museum store, with a free bus ride there and back. 11am - 4pm.

Sundays 3rd, 10th and 17th August - Free Bus Ride to and from Museum, Town Centre and Railway Station (standard museum admission charges today)

Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the museum. Timetable on our website from early July. 11am - 4pm Note: if you want to come in the museum, normal admission charges apply.

Bank Holiday Monday 25th August - Ride a Fire Engine Day

Get fired up with free rides on the museum.s magnificent fire engines and see other visiting machines. Hear bells ring and sirens scream! A very popular event! 11am - 4pm.

Sunday 5th October - Classic Vehicles Day

An event celebrating the restoration of our 1962 Bristol HA lorry. Includes a special display of visiting classic cars and commercials. Includes free bus tours of the local area. 11am - 4pm.

Saturday 18th October - Wheels by Lamplight

museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. 7pm - 9pm. (Please note we can't admit children to this event).

Sunday 9th November - The Winter Warmer

Sample the cosy delights of bygone winter travel. Enjoy the glow of tungsten bulbs, the steam from the tea-urn and rumble of the engine as we venture out into the dusk for our third nocturnal event. See website for timetable. We open just after 11am. Rides 1.30pm - 5.30pm.

Saturday 6th December - The Christmas Cracker

The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme. Seasonal decorations and entertainment in the museum help to get you into the Christmas mood. We give children a goody bag and 5d to spend on festive items, rides on a selection of museum vehicles. and if youíre good you may get to meet Father Christmas! 11am - 4 pm.